2021 Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Pennsylvania

2 Colleges
173 Bachelor's Degrees
$39,906 Avg Cost*

Finding the Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in PennsylvaniaAnimal Science is the #96 most popular major in Pennsylvania with 173 bachelor's degrees awarded in 2018-2019. This means that of the 6,605 bachelor's that were awarded in the country, 2.6% were from a college or university in the state.

For this year's Best Animal Science Colleges for Non-Traditional Students in Pennsylvania ranking, we looked at 2 colleges that offer a bachelor's in animal science. Not only do the schools that top this list have excellent animal science programs, but they also offer a lot of support to non-traditional students.

To come up with these rankings, we looked at factors such as affordability, and overall quality of the animal science program at the school. See our ranking methodology to learn more.

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The animal science school you choose to invest your time and money in matters. To help you make the decision that is right for you, we've developed a number of major-specific rankings, including this list of the Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students.

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2021 Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students in Pennsylvania

The colleges and universities below are the best for non-traditional students studying animal science.

Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students

#1

Delaware Valley University

Doylestown, PA

Delaware Valley University tops the 2021 list of our schools in Pennsylvania that are best for non-traditional animal science students. Located in the large suburb of Doylestown, DelVal is a private not-for-profit college with a small student population. DelVal did well in our major quality rankings, too. It placed #1 on our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Pennsylvania list.

The student loan default rate at DelVal is lower than is typical, just 8.0% of students default in three years. Approximately 467 students take at least one class online at DelVal. There are roughly 512 part time students in attendance at DelVal. DelVal does offer credit for military training for eligible students.

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Our rankings recognize Pennsylvania State University - University Park as the #2 school in this year's rankings. Located in the city of University Park, Penn State University Park is a public college with a fairly large student population. Penn State University Park also made our Best Colleges for Animal Science in Pennsylvania list, coming in at #2.

The school has a low student loan default rate of 4.9%. Approximately 13,255 students take at least one class online at Penn State University Park. 1,670 of Penn State University Park students are attending part time. Students may be able to receive credit for their military training, depending on their background.

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Best for Non-Traditional Students Animal Science Colleges in the Middle Atlantic Region

Explore all the Best Animal Science Schools for Non-Traditional Students in the Middle Atlantic Area or other specific states within that region.

State Degrees Awarded
New York 170
Maryland 72
New Jersey 106
Delaware 17

One of 13 majors within the Agriculture & Agriculture Operations area of study, Animal Science has other similar majors worth exploring.

Majors Similar to Animal Science

Related Major Annual Graduates
Horticulture 122
Agricultural Economics & Business 111
Plant Sciences 78
Food Science Technology 72
Agricultural Production 37

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Notes and References

Footnotes

*Avg Cost is for the top 2 schools only.

References

  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard).
  • Veteran-specific data can be found at the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.
  • Credit for the banner image above goes to Billy Hathorn.

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